Econyl® for eco-friendly swimwear

What is Econyl®?

Nylon is a very polluting synthetic chemical material, derived from petroleum. It is responsible for air pollution, overconsumption of water, and emitter of micro-plastics that are dangerous for aquatic ecosystems... and our health. The registered trademark Econyl® is an eco-friendly alternative to nylon. Econyl® is a recycled and recyclable nylon fiber. Invented by an Italian company Aquafil which has patented the transformation of plastic waste into a new and recyclable nylon thread. Econyl® fiber is made from plastic bottles, discarded fishing nets, and scraps of industrial nylon yarn and textiles.

Why choose Econyl® fiber?

Econyl® offers exceptional qualities: it is highly resistant and elastic. It is often used for carpets, sportswear and swimwear. Lison Paris uses this recycled fiber to create the majority of its swimwear collections. At a time of global awareness of the state of our planet, we have decided to make commitments towards more ecological clothing: Our bestselling swimsuits are therefore all made from this regenerated fiber because it is part of a circular dynamics, and zero waste.

In addition, its manufacture consumes much less than non-recycled nylon:
• It saves up to 80% in greenhouse gas emissions and 90% in the water consumption required to manufacture it compared to virgin nylon.
• Econyl uses used nylon. It is recovered from the oceans and recycling centers, where it would have taken decades to degrade, to be recycled and upgraded.
• Its use contributes to the recovery of abandoned fishing nets that threaten marine animals.

To know: Abandoned fishing nets represent more than 10% of the waste polluting the ocean floor. These "ghost nets" can drift for more than 500 years, and represent a serious danger for marine ecosystems (whales, turtles, birds, fish...) It is estimated that 100,000 animals die each year, strangled or suffocated in these pitfalls.

The manufacture of Econyl®

Two types of waste are collected to make this fiber: Industrial waste, such as manufacturing scraps, and end-of-life waste such as carpets, rugs and fishing nets. This waste is cleaned and sorted to keep only those made from nylon.
Collection of waste: scraps of fabric, old carpets, fishing nets and plastic waste are recovered from the recycling center or at sea, sorted and washed, in order to extract as much nylon as possible.
• Used nylon is crushed, melted, then spun again.
• We obtain Econyl®, a 100% recycled fiber which makes it possible to manufacture a new garment, swimsuitbikini or long-sleeved swinsuits
• At the end of its life, Econyl® clothing is 100% recyclable.

Eco-friendly commitments Lison Paris

At Lison Paris, and this for several years, the majority of swimsuits, whether for girls or boys, are made with Econyl® fiber this choice is part of the commitments dear to the brand. In addition to using this 100% recycled fiber, Lison Paris has removed all plastic packaging from its orders, from these warehouses, and from all these shipments to our partner shops and boutiques.

Our iconic Boras Boras swimsuits are all created from Econyl® fiber
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